High School Action
In Springfield, the Lady Cosmos softball team recently won a squeaker against Green Mountain, 2-1, to avenge a loss earlier in the season to the Lady Chieftains.
Sarah Vredenburgh wrapped a single in the bottom of the seventh inning to knock in Alexis Locke the wining run, in a game that had to be continued from a previous day.
The teams had been previously tied 1-1, two days earlier when the game was suspended due to darkness.
Ashley Richardson got the start for Springfield, retiring 11 out of 12 batters, giving up only a two-out double to Carly Stouffer in the top of the seventh inning.
Sarah Groshens took the loss for Green Mountain, who fell (at press time) to 5-3 on the season, while Springfield improved to 5-4.
The Brattleboro High School softball team recently traveled to Manchester to take on Burr & Burton, knocking off the lady Bulldogs, 13-2.
Brattleboro's Sydney Santore powered the offense with three hits, including a grand slam and five RBI's and four runs scored, while Bri Adams also pitched in with three hits.
Kayla Wood got the start for Brattleboro, going the distance while only giving up two hits while striking out 10.
In Brattleboro, the Colonels baseball team also took on Burr & Burton in a double-header and beating the Bulldogs twice, 15-6 and 4-0.
Pitching was the key for Brattleboro on this day, as Devin Rhodes and Ryan Smith each three two-hitters at Burr & Burton in the sweep.
Offensively, Soren Pelz-Walsh had three hits and two RBI's for Brattleboro, while Marl La Valley knocked in three in the first win.
In the night cap, Smith went the distance and stuck out nine, as TJ Oliver took the loss for the Bulldogs.
In Ludlow, the Black River softball team won it's eighth straight game without a loss, knocking off Mount St. Joseph, 16-0, in five innings.
The three-time defending champion Lady Presidents are now an amazing 57-6 over the last three-and-a-half seasons.
Angie Valente got the start for Black River and went four innings to get the win, with Amanda Chambers coming in to strike out the side in the fifth.
Senior Tina Valente led the offense for Black River with four hits, while Chambers pitched in with three. Kaitlyn Gawet took the loss for MSJ.
In Townshend, the Leland & Gray baseball team recently kept an undefeated season alive with a 9-5 win over Twin Valley, their fifth win in a row.
The Rebels scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning, and four more in the second to essentially put the game away.
Gabe Pozzi got the start for the Rebels, pitching the first five innings to get the win, while freshman Drew Barnum pitched the final two innings to preserve the win.
Tyler Miller led the Rebel offense with two hits and two RBI's.